Vieille Bourse, Lille
Planning to visit the Vieille Bourse? Check out our information below!
Vieille Bourse is Lille’s old stock exchange building and can be found at Place du Général-de-Gaulle. It consists of 24 identical houses built around a central courtyard and dates from the 17th century. In the past, these houses were occupied by traders and used as workshops and shops. At the top of the building flaunts the emblem of Mercury, God of trade.
Today, the stock exchange building is considered one of the landmarks of the city centre. While visiting the building, you can enjoy its beautiful architecture and historical atmosphere. In the afternoon, the courtyard is transformed into a book market, where you can pick up all kinds of old and new books, from historical atlases to the latest fashion magazines. You can compare it to the bookstores along the Seine in Paris, but on a much smaller scale.
The book market at the Vieille Bourse is open Tuesday to Sunday from: 01.00 PM to 07:00 PM.
Tips and Tricks!
Here are a few tips you should know before visiting the Vieille Bourse!
- In the forenoon you can seek the calm here, but in the afternoon it quickly gets busier.
- In summer, activities are often organised and you can take tango lessons, for example.